Today “J” came out from the city and helped in the garden. While we have had a little lettuce, arugula and radishes in the past, today was the biggest harvest – but still rather puny if you ask me.
The last of the lettuce and arugula were picked and filled a large colander. No photo (I forgot). I have had several salads this past week from the lettuce and arugula and enjoyed them very much – this harvest went home with “J.” In fact, everything out of the garden today went home with “J.”
The second large picking of the black raspberries:
The first beet:
The last of the snap peas (I’ll confess to snacking on these while they are still thin – yum!):
Besides a little harvesting, we continued to move tomato plants from the back where they are obviously not getting enough sun, into pots and into the front yard/garden where they will hopefully do “something.”
The weather, which up to this point has been mild and almost cool, was hot and muggy. The mosquitoes did their best to dine on both “J” and I – even with rubbing tansy all over our exposed skin and clothing.
We were both excited about finally having a bit of food out of the garden, and disappointed because of the sun situation and it not looking like we were going to have enough to preserve – although we both noted that it is still early in the year. And, as I noted, there are a few satellite gardens that will help with the situation as it gets further along.
Although the tomato plants do not look as full as others, there are still quite a few that are strong enough to produce – and in fact, already have – tomatoes hanging from them. The harvest may not be as significant as we hoped, but we will have food from the garden.
The cucumber plants are doing great and the bush beans are blooming and beans starting to emerge.